- SHARON FEDER: CURB APPEAL
April 11th - May 16th, 2015
Artist Reception: Saturday, April 11th, 5 - 8pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
George Billis Gallery is pleased to present the gallery’s first solo exhibition of work by Sharon Feder. The exhibition features the artist’s newest body of oil paintings focusing on the urban landscape of Los Angeles and its surroundings. The show continues through May 16th.
Feder’s recent oil on panel paintings depict Southern California's fast-changing cityscape, focusing on alleyways and industrial buildings often void of business signage, yet still satisfying in personal connection. They are strong and stylish, vibrant with textured surfaces created by the skilled manipulation of a palette knife - they are technically full of value and tradition. With in each composition lies a tension between realism and abstraction; representation and the geometric.
The artist writes of her work: “Focusing on urban imagery and on the universality of human vision, these paintings speak to the angst of our post-industrial world; as the forms we construct and the terrain we inhabit mirror our notions of self, these images are thereby explorations of our solitude, our history, and our interconnection. In subject matter and through rhythmic compositions of form and color, the paintings document and celebrate the choreography of our existence.”
Sharon Feder received her BFA from Regis University, Denver, CO in 1995 and has exhibited extensively in the metropolitan Denver area and has shown with George Billis Gallery Los Angeles and New York. In 2014 Feder exhibited a large body of work at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary. She painted has over 60 murals and painting installations in commercial and residential venues, both interior and exterior in Aspen, Denver, Telluride and Palm Beach. She currently lives and works in Denver, CO.
George Billis Gallery opened its second location in the Culver City area of Los Angeles in 2004 and marks its 15th year in the Chelsea arts district in New York City. George Billis shows work by both emerging and established artists. For more information please contact the gallery at:
2716 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034